Yukon courts

Joel Krahn/Yukon News The law courts in Whitehorse. Michael Nehass has been found guilty of assaulting a woman in Watson Lake more than three years ago.

Man accused of 2018 Porter Creek home invasion acquitted

William Dean Ryan Vaneltsi was initially arrested four months after the attack.

 

An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (File Photo)

Accused in fatal July 2020 crash selects jury trial

Devin Edmiston is yet to enter a plea regarding July 2020 collision that killed two

 

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse ex-education assistant denies abusing students in court response

William Auclair-Bellemare faces a slew of sexual misconduct allegations

 

Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse after losing a lots draw for the Vuntut Gwitchin riding on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Frost ordered to pay portion of Blake’s legal costs in Yukon court

Frost must pay approximately $8,000 in ruling that recognized public interest in case

Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse after losing a lots draw for the Vuntut Gwitchin riding on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A lawsuit against the Yukon Government launched by a former chief mine engineer was dismissed as against the government on Nov. 1. (File Photo)

Former Yukon mining engineer’s lawsuit settled

Dismissal is against government, and carries same force and effect as a ruling from a judge

A lawsuit against the Yukon Government launched by a former chief mine engineer was dismissed as against the government on Nov. 1. (File Photo)
The company that operates a large Yukon Mine has launched its defence of a lawsuit from a former employee claiming wrongful dismissal and a toxic work environment. (File Photo)

Minto mine denies claims of wrongful dismissal, toxic work environment

Compnay files response to lawsuit from exploration manager dismissed earlier this year.

The company that operates a large Yukon Mine has launched its defence of a lawsuit from a former employee claiming wrongful dismissal and a toxic work environment. (File Photo)
The Yukon Government’s application to strike down a challenge to the SCAN act was ruled against by a judge. (File Photo)

Constitutional challenge to Yukon’s SCAN act will get its day in court

The act allows for short-notice evictions based on complaints of illegal activity at rented homes.

The Yukon Government’s application to strike down a challenge to the SCAN act was ruled against by a judge. (File Photo)
The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon government suing over Whitehorse’s purple cabin

The government is suing to get the cabin’s owner and his tenant off the property.

The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)

Probation and conditions for Whitehorse man who assaulted minors

Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon flagged for spending time alone with minors in locker room

The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)

Na-Cho Nyak Dun mining lawsuit will proceed, despite YG opposition

Judge chooses not to strike petition from First Nation challenging mining exploration project.

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
Interior of Whitehorse court room on April 6, 2018. (File Photo)

Pelly Crossing woman sentenced to four years for 2018 killing of Chelsey Bien

At Aug. 27 sentencing hearing, Lynzee Silverfox was sentenced to four years plus three of probation

Interior of Whitehorse court room on April 6, 2018. (File Photo)
The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)

RCMP officers accused in Yukon Supreme Court lawsuit testify

The lengthy trial deals with three seperate incidents between 2012 and 2016.

The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)
Courthouse in Whitehorse on March 30, 2018. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man suing over police misconduct takes stand

Mandeep Singh Sidhu testified about two traffic stops and an arrest in which he alleges mistreatment

Courthouse in Whitehorse on March 30, 2018. (File Photo)
Interior of a Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man challenges RCMP in court, alleges racial discrimination

A Whitehorse man alleges different treatment because of his East Indian heritage.

Interior of a Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm. (File Photo)

Vuntut Gwitchin leaders say court ruling offers new clarity on First Nations’ rights

Court challenge to residency requirment seen as stressful but chief says ruling is monumental.

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm. (File Photo)
A lawsuit alleging an elementary school educational assistant sexually abused a student will be heard in Yukon Supreme Court. (File photo)

Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse at elementary school in Whitehorse

The alleged abuse is said to have happened during the 2019/20 school year.

A lawsuit alleging an elementary school educational assistant sexually abused a student will be heard in Yukon Supreme Court. (File photo)
The Yukon Court of Appeal ruled against a challenge to the requirement that Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation citizens who are elected to a council seat return to the nation’s settlement lands. (File Photo)

Yukon Court of Appeal rules in favour of Vuntut Gwitchin council residency requirement

Judge says the case raises issues around rights of self-governing First Nations never heard in court

The Yukon Court of Appeal ruled against a challenge to the requirement that Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation citizens who are elected to a council seat return to the nation’s settlement lands. (File Photo)
Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon plead guilty to assault against five youths in 2019. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man pleads guilty to assault on five youths

A sentencing date will be set soon for Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon.

Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon plead guilty to assault against five youths in 2019. (File Photo)
A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)
A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)

Man facing murder charge for death in Dawson out on bail

Kane Steely Grey Morgan is bound by numerous bail conditions but can leave Whitehorse for work

A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)
A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)
A Whitehorse man was sentenced to nine months in jail for possession of child pornography on June 18. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man sentenced to nine months in jail for child pornography possession

Police found 123 child pornography images stored on computers in the home of Jason William Devine

A Whitehorse man was sentenced to nine months in jail for possession of child pornography on June 18. (File Photo)